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#1 People in China will do anything to get ahead because 1) life is a zero-sum game, for you to win, others must lose and 2) if you don't know the others, then you don't care one whit about them. Confucius forgot to include the Golden Rule when telling people how to relate to one another. Screwing others over is how you ensure you're on the good side of the zero-sum equation. Otherwise, you're inevitably on the other side.
I should add that there are plenty of ordinary Chinese who are disgusted by this sort of thing, and regularly wail that they want to get away and emigrate.
Posted by gromky 2012-05-07 10:14||
#2 There is a huge demand for the pills which are thought to enhance stamina.
I think they should let some thru, with full disclosure.
Posted by Skidmark 2012-05-07 10:15||
#3 There is a huge demand for the pills which are thought to enhance stamina.
Feeding their Starcraft addiction. Must level up, just one more hour......
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-05-07 11:04||
#4 You don't gain levels in Starcraft.
Posted by gromky 2012-05-07 12:01||
#5 It's a reference to 'staying up one more hour' to achieve something which could be the next level, next scenario/quest, next rung in a competition ladder, or attain the next 'must have' token.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-05-07 13:44||
#6 If we could convince them that it is a superior choice to rhino horn, bear paw, tiger gall bladder or snow owl testicles, then I say go with it.
Posted by bigjim-CA 2012-05-07 16:31||
#7 I know this isn't exactly on topic for this story, but I'm going to take the opportunity to repeat we should import nothing from China without thorough random inspections and testing, and billing the exporters for the costs.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-05-07 17:42||
Your an idiot. Nazi environmentalist who care more for animals than humans. Why not volunteer yourself to save some owl balls?
Posted by Thegum Snaviter1781 2012-05-07 18:17||
#9 Sigh. Even the trolls are made in China these days.
Posted by RandomJD 2012-05-07 20:34||
#10 D *** NG IT, DAT CAN'T BE - I KNOW FOR A FACT G4TV SAID IT WAS JAPAN THAT DOES ALL THE WEIRD STUFF.
The above being daid, EEEEEWWWWWWWWWWW!
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-05-07 23:32||